Time Goes BY

Life has a way of making things difficult when we want to do the things we love, and makes us find time to do everything else when we do have time.  Such is the case with my whiskey blog and my tastings.  Not too long ago I had an all-consuming job.  12 hours days 6 days a week were the common place, and that is if I didn’t bring any work home with me.  There was usually an 18 hour day in there once or twice a week as well.  I was doing a job I didn’t particularly care for, but was good at it and managed to be one of the fasted promoted employees in company history.  While my ambition carried through as far as it could, I could not stay with the job.  It affected my personal life beyond acceptable limits and threw my life out of balance.

So, I quit.

For the last couple of months my life has been my own.  I have done things I have wanted, reconnected with my wife and found time for the things I love.  Whiskey being one of those things.  While working at the job I still imbibed alcohol (not at work of course), but the ability to sit and relax and fully appreciate the whiskey seemed to illude me.  My ability to detect flavors and aromas in more complex whiskeys became out of practice, so to fix this deficiency, I have practiced.  I feel as though I am close to being able to appreciate whiskey to the level I was before the job devoured my life, and I will soon be writing about it again!  This brings me great pleasure, and I hope to have some true whiskey tastings and reports up soon!

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About whiskyben

I am musician, business man, and lover of whiskey! While I have many passions, whiskey is at the forefront and I look for any opportunity to discuss and imbibe it!
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2 Responses to Time Goes BY

  1. Rob says:

    as a Whisky Aficionado myself, I’d love to hear the best ways you like to enjoy your drinks of choice!

    • whiskyben says:

      I typically drink whiskey neat at room temperature. If I use water, just a few drops of bottled or distilled water. Beyond that, I have been exploring whiskey mixed drinks as of late. I’m a huge fan of Sazerac’s with rye and recently tired a Kentucky Mule which was fantastic. If I find myself in a bar with a large selection of whiskey I’ll look for unique mixed drinks you may only find at that location. If I enjoy it I’ll find out how it’s made and try to replicate the process. Please, let me know how you take your drams!

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